38 You quote Quran
out of its correct context.
It is up the Muslims to tell us what are the “correct
contexts” of those verses.
What is the real context when Muhammad instructs his
followers to scourge their wives if they are not obedient? What is the real
context when he tells them to kill the unbelievers wherever they find them? What
is the real context when he rapes a 9-year-old child or women captured in war?
The truth is that Quran is a book out of context. How can we apply those
barbaric teachings of Quran in this age of science and reason?
The Modern Muslim apologists who unlike their more
fundamentalist counterparts (like the ones in Afghanistan), have evolved that
much to distinguish the wrong from the right, are embarrassed of the stupid and
inhumane teachings of Quran. They are the ones who accuse us of taking the
verses out of their context. They insist that Quran cannot be understood and
need to be explained by experts. They claim that to fully grasp the meaning of
Quran one has to be versed in Tafseer (scholar’s interpretation of Quran) and
hadith. However they would not accept those tafseers too and call the Mofasserin
(interpreters) and Mohadethin (experts in Hadith) fallible. I have seen vicious
attacks at men like Ghazali, (the greatest Islamic scholar) Bukhari, Muslim (the
last two were the greatest Muhadith revered for centuries), Maududi, Muhsin
Khan, Yousef Ali, et al. So what is the correct tafseer? Nobody has been able to
translate Quran properly let alone interpret it, is what these apologists want
us to believe.
Of course the apologists do not realize that what they say
is apostasy. Quran repeatedly claims to be a "clear book" (5:15)
"easy to understand” (44:58
, 54:22 , 54:32,
"explained in detail" (6:114), "conveyed
with “no doubt” in it (2:1).
Claiming that Quran cannot be understood is not clear and needs tafseer is
disbelieving in the Quran itself.